Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia. Macau lies across the delta to the west, and the Chinese province of Guangdong borders the territory to the north. With a total land area of 1,106 square kilometres and a population of over 7.3 million of various nationalities, it ranks as the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory. After the First Opium War, Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during World War II until British control resumed in 1945. In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which paved way for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997, when it became a special administrative region with a high degree of autonomy.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    22° 19′ 35″ N • of northern latitude
    114° 10′ 46″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    22.326371°; 114.179358°

Length of Hong Kong from south to north is 47.347 kilometers, from west ot east – from 63.956 km on south to 63.760 km on north.

State symbols

Flag of Hong Kong
Flag of Hong Kong
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of Hong Kong
Coat of arms of Hong Kong

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Major cities

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